Hyderabad: For the past two years, 600 families near Masjid Banda, Kondapur, have been deprived of an approach road. While the request for a good road made to the authorities remains unheard, residents complain of frequent accidents and damage to vehicles.
The new approach road will cut through an area dominated by posh buildings where the well-off techies reside. The four main gated communities that would be affected are Richmond Villa, Gamuts Creative, SK Wonders and Classic Meadows, all near Hanuman Temple school.
A resident, Mr Bharath Geereddy, said, “We have brought it to the notice of GHMC officials and local politicians but even after two years we don’t have a road. The road condition is pathetic and when we visited GHMC office they said they would not do anything now. I don’t understand why we should vote if we can’t even get a decent road.”
The existing kaccha road was laid by the residents. Associations of the four apartments pooled money to lay the kaccha road, but it could not sustain for long. Potholes have appeared again and often commuters on their two-wheelers have had terrible accidents because of these potholes.
Residents say that all the lanes in the area are being white topped but there appears to be some reluctance by the authorities towards this particular lane.
While there are high-rise apartments, the area is also witnessing dumping of garbage on the roadsides. Residents say that it is a GHMC approved 40-feet access road but is being encroached upon by some vested interests. Techies are struggling to get basic infrastructure, some of them have repeatedly brought it to the notice of officials with the hope that the road repairs are done before the situation gets escalated.
Another resident said, “We are not asking for sops, we just need basic infrastructure. Commuting on this road has become extremely dangerous and it is taking a toll on our health.”...